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New role for trust chief of 25 years


A veteran chief executive has been appointed as permanent head of an ambulance trust.

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‘Excess deaths’ due to A&E delays rise by nearly a third in one year


Long waits in A&E departments may have caused around 30,000 ‘excess deaths’ last year, according to new estimates.


Hospitals close areas after discovering RAAC planks


More hospitals have closed parts of their site after discovering potentially unsafe concrete had been used in the building structures, HSJ has learned.


Dozens more children ‘severely’ harmed by care failures


Dozens more children than initially thought have come to “severe” harm following failings in audiology care, HSJ can reveal.

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Trusts admit ‘severe’ harm to children


Children have suffered severe harm at two further hospital trusts as a result of failures in paediatric audiology, HSJ can reveal.


Trusts miss out on £50m of pledged ‘net zero’ funds


Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.

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NHSE must target cash-rich trusts for savings, as well as strugglers, says ex-DH boss


Regulators are trying to squeeze cost savings out of some of the most financially challenged trusts and should focus more heavily on organisations with healthier balance sheets, says a former Department of Health director.

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Plans to downgrade A&E services revealed


Plans that would significantly reduce the range of services at an acute hospital in north Lincolnshire have been drawn up by health chiefs.

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Exclusive: Leaked data reveals ‘distressing’ scale of ‘unacceptable’ A&E waits


One in five cases in which patients attend A&E needing mental healthcare are spending more than 12 hours in the department – at least double the rate of patients with physical health problems.

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New acute trust and ambulance CEOs as region shakes up leadership


One of the NHS’s most pressurised regions has announced a shake up of its provider leadership, creating a new acute trust group in the process.


NHS ‘notoriously bad’ at managing contracts, says procurement chief


NHS trusts are ‘notoriously bad’ at managing their contracts with suppliers, according to a former Department of Health and Social Care official who is now setting up a large-scale procurement team.

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Trusts forced to rerun joint CEO process after candidates pull out


Trusts planning a £1.3bn group leadership model have been forced to re-run the recruitment process for a shared CEO.

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Doctors say ‘group model’ will make their services ‘even worse’


Consultants have objected to plans for a group model between two providers on either side of the Humber estuary, saying it will leave their trust a “minority partner”.

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Trusts to merge executive teams in £1.3bn ‘group’ model


Two trusts on either side of the Humber estuary are planning a move to a group model with a shared leadership team.

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Systems push back on NHS England’s ‘financial break even’ ask


Multiple health systems are pushing back on their financial targets for 2022-23 and seeking to negotiate more ‘realistic’ plans with NHS, HSJ  understands.

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Revealed: Trusts with the biggest falls in staff confidence in care provided


Several large teaching hospitals are among those which saw the steepest declines in the proportion of staff who would recommend the care of their organisation, according to the NHS staff survey results.


Neonatal units face ‘redesignation’ under national shake-up


A major shake-up of neonatal care, aimed at reducing mortality and illness, could see dozens of units restricted to caring for less premature babies.


‘Desperation’ felt by A&E staff admitted by trust


An investigation into whistleblowing claims which described patients “hanging off trolleys” and “vomiting down corridors” in a crowded emergency department has upheld most of the concerns.

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National plan needed to end discrimination against disabled NHS staff, say leaders


NHS England’s programme to tackle discrimination against disabled staff and patients is “fairly limited” and needs to “go up a couple gears”, according to two senior leaders.


Trusts with huge drops in A&E performance cite ‘aged’ and ‘outdated’ hospitals


Several hospital trusts whose A&E performance was in the top half of trusts last summer have seen the biggest drops this year, with some of them citing out-of-date buildings as a major reason.